Independently, investigators at Tufts University asked 1,463 study participants to respond to randomly generated scenarios in which they were asked if they would get a blood test to find out if they had a disease such as Alzheimer’s. The scenarios stipulated that the disease was not preventable and that the out-of-pocket fee for the test is high.
Researchers found that the majority of respondents would get the test anyway. Those who did want to know said they’d be more likely to sign up for an advance directive and spend more time with friends and family members.
So would you want the test?
What if the test is wrong?
I believe in advanced directives and spending more time with family and friends. But does knowing translate into the disease and a self-fulfilling prophecy of eventual death?
What do you think?
Source: McKnight’s LTC